to is here in the united states we have by global standards cheap and plentiful energy, both oil and natural gas, that we have innovation and productivity. the economy is currently producing at an all-time high level in terms of gdp. but with about four million, five million less people employed than before the recession. so the productivity and innovation in the u.s. economy have been very strong. >> so are you putting new money to work, then, jim? how are you allocating capital with all of this? >> i think the key point in equity is to have a plan, have a long-term allocation. you should be up to waiting u.s. equities. if not, you should be moving up. i think the preference for bonds that many investors showed over the last three years will no longer be rewarding because rates can go up as the economy improves. we have already seen that so far in 2013. >> randy, let's talk about the fed and all the other stories. of course, the federal reserve meeting next week. what do you expect them to do, to say? we know that they have pledged to keep interest rates low through 2015. do you think they'